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When will Caroline be on Legacies? Is Caroline going to be in Legacies Season 2? Where's Caroline? You heard it every week during Legacies Season 1. The Vampire Diaries and The Originals character was very much missed in the first year of The CW spinoff. Now that we know Legacies Season 2 is happening, it's natural for the question to come up again. You know who gets that? Matt Davis. He plays Alaric Saltzman, who is directly tied to Caroline Forbes Salvatore through multiple storylines carrying over from The Vampire Diaries to Legacies.

First of all, Caroline and Alaric share two daughters in Lizzie and Josie Saltzman, who are students at the Salvatore School. Caroline was absent through Legacies Season 1 because she's out there trying to find information that can help the twins avoid The Merge. Second, Ric and Caroline co-run the Salvatore School; Damon gave the Salvatore home to Caroline in The Vampire Diaries finale because he figured that's what her late husband Stefan would've wanted.

Alaric could definitely use Caroline's help running the Salvatore School in Legacies Season 2, especially after the Season 1 finale. He basically put himself on notice as headmaster, and his fate in that job is up-in-the-air as we approach Season 2. Plus, the twins found the Ascendant they used with Bonnie to put their Uncle Kai in a Prison World. And they just found out about what The Merge means for them as members of the Gemini Coven. Caroline's help as a mother and school boss is more vital now than ever.

Soooo ... when are we going to see Caroline on Legacies? Here's what Matthew Davis had to say to that:

God, great question. I would love for her to come by. I don't know. Candice has, she's a mom, and she's enjoying her life right now. She's always welcome to come through, if that's what she wants to do, because Caroline would be a welcome addition to our storyline.

Yeah, as Matt Davis noted to TV Guide, this ball is in Candice King's court. For all we know, she has already signed papers to return for Legacies Season 2. Or she may have already made it clear to Julie Plec that she's not interested.

Candice King was a main star of The Vampire Diaries and part of Klaus Mikaelson's storyline in the final season of The Originals, which just ended last year. No one blames her if she wants a break, but maybe fans do kinda sorta blame the show for writing her into this corner. Why are so many storylines connected to Caroline if she's not showing up? Every time she's name-dropped it's a thrill for Vampire Diaries fans, but also a reminder that she should be here.

Candice King was in an episode of The Orville this past season, and she has been keeping busy with fellow Vampire Diaries alum Kayla Ewell (Vicki Donovan) on their Directionally Challenged podcast. The two are also featured in the new issue of Archive magazine:

Several Legacies stars, and Julie Plec, have noted that the spinoff has an open door policy for The Vampire Diaries and The Originals alumni. Several stars have already taken the show up on that offer, appearing across Legacies Season 1. Paul Wesley (Stefan Salvatore) returned to Mystic Falls to direct. Many have kept in touch after the show, and I'm still hoping that 10-year TVD reunion happens, but not everyone is ready to join Legacies quite yet.

Legacies Season 2 is being written as we speak and will start taping in late July for a premiere this October on The CW. Here's everything we know so far about Legacies' 2019-2020 season.